Santa Clara, Calif. – Santa Clara, along with the West Coast Conference, released its 2012 league schedule on Friday. The league schedule features the addition of ninth-member BYU and no travel partners so it is unique to the conference. Santa Clara will release its entire schedule next week. No game times have been released due to television games being added in the next couple weeks.
Santa Clara will host first-year member of the WCC, BYU, on Sat., Feb. 18 and travel to Provo, Utah to play the Cougars in the inaugural league meeting on Sat., Jan. 14. The Broncos will look to make it two in a row at home vs. Gonzaga on Thurs., Feb. 16.
Santa Clara will begin the season with a bye weekend in order to host the 44th annual Cable Car Classic in late December.
The Broncos first WCC weekend will feature a trip a to the Northwest when it plays at Portland on Thurs., Jan. 5 and Gonzaga on Sat., Jan. 7. It opens WCC play at the Leavey Center with San Diego Thurs., Jan. 12.
Rivalry games include USF visiting the Leavey Center on Thurs., Jan. 26 in a rematch from last year's CIT quarterfinal game that Santa Clara won 95-92 in San Francisco on March 23. Saint Mary's will visit the Mission Campus on Sat., Jan. 21.
The Broncos will visit War Memorial Gym on Thurs., Jan. 26 and Saint Mary's on Sat., Feb. 11.
Santa Clara will host a lone Monday night game on Jan. 23 when it hosts LMU. Otherwise all its games are on Thursday and Saturdays.